This one-year Foundation course gives you the chance to explore different creative areas before choosing the subject you want to take a degree in.
Looking to start in 2019? This course is still open to International applications only and there is still time to apply directly, find out how to apply here.
Our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme is delighted to have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ rating in its 2018 Ofsted inspection – in all four areas. You can read more here and see the full report here.
It’s the perfect way to find your creative voice and to boost your existing skills and portfolio if they’re not quite up to degree standard. Or you might just like to enjoy a year of being creative before moving on to something else.
Take a look at the fees page for more information about fees and funding for this course.
What you'll study
This course is geared towards the preparation of a portfolio of work to support your application to a Higher Education course. Throughout the course, your practical studio work will be supported by a programme of contextual studies in art and design.
What students are doing
A Foundation diploma is the perfect way to begin your creative pathway. Take a look at the gallery below to find out more about the work that our Foundation students have been making.
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Staff On The Course
You’ll be taught by specialist lecturers and technicians on the Foundation pathways. You can find out more about staff by browsing their profiles below.
Head of School - Preparation for Higher Education
BA Multidisciplinary Design; MA Fine Art Printmaking; PGCE; PG Cert Architectural Glass; PG Cert Photography
Bea Denton has substantial experience of teaching and curriculum development in Foundation and progression courses in the UK and internationally (Brazil and China). After a long career in the content marketing industry, she applied her skills and experience to curriculum development and pedagogy in Art and Design at UAL, helping young people to develop a creative practice in preparation for successful applications to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Bea is an External Moderator at...Full profile